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Fri Jun 29, 2018, 02:13 PM

6. I have no idea. I recently commented on a post by a right-wing FB "friend" of mine

He is a mostly self educated outdoors type nature lover that also loves his hunting rifles and ATVs. In previous years I saw him a bit when I went out to visit my sister and we have shared some good conversations, adventures, and meals in the past.

He posted some anti-Jane Fonda meme on FB that was really easy to investigate and prove completely false. I responded to feel free to hate on Jane Fonda for things she really has done if he likes spending time and energy doing so, but please refrain from reposting crap that is completely false, and provided links disproving the meme. (It was more to let anyone else that saw the meme he posted know it was crap, and I hoped he might feel a bit foolish himself for falling for it and just sheepishly remove the post.)

Well, nope. He responded he did not care it was false because she was Hanoi Jane and he had friends that were POWs (um, possible but doubtful by his age) and he would post whatever the fuck he wanted. I then reported the meme along with the link to the site, which I blocked, that promoted the meme to FB and hid my "friend" for 30 days.

Just found out his Dad died a few weeks ago. I suppose I would have found out earlier if I had not hid his FB post. I still feel I did the right thing for my sanity by hiding him.

I also received a racist forwarded email from the husband of a past coworker once. I responded back I was surprised that he would forward something like that especially since his wife would be considered a minority by many racists. He apologized for including me in the email chain, but not for the Email joke itself! Unbelievable.

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